Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 119,408,100
Catalog: KM-192a
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Silver-Manganese
Fineness: 0.3500
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1945 P 5C MS obverse 1945 P 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of 1945 P nickels seems to have led to rushed work of mediocre quality. Most are not fully struck, and worn dies are frequently seen. On the plus side, so many Mint State pieces survive that finding a decent one is just a matter of patience. Even so, 5FS pieces are quite scarce, and 6FS coins are genuinely rare.

This issue is a variety hunter's treasure trove, as it is known for several doubled-die reverses of an appealing nature. In addition there are dozens of different repunched mintmark varieties, several of which are prominent enough to carry a premium. These varieties are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1945 P 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 16.00 25.00 60.00 625 3250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 -
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 390 6850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 11000 -
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3634
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/2003 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23063, 23063/Lot# 13343 $201.25
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1789 $242.00
10/1/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66102, 66102/Lot# 23273 $31.00
10/10/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26103, 26103/Lot# 13321 $11.00
1/31/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 217, 223/Lot# 8345 $161.00
3/22/2009 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2668, 2668/Lot# 1348 $322.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170834 $7.00
7/25/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22138 $2,761.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366999912121628631022371303312634724173
33334679991012132040761475921911324137060
00000079991012132040761475921911324100
00000089991112152451891929482518335700
1945 P 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666999991220284581135768272230344173
666666799991015233457993461419282634140
000000799991015233457993461419282600
0000008999911172539691175572071293000
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5054545963677276818589941061233363844374874389466351256780
51545660646973788286919811219435240245417884480481756770
00000073788286919811219435240245417884480481700
000000757984889210211726536841947030884572497100
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333331191271471671902163669083885398443965879
3333333334212213415417519926654719003918412148900
0000003334212213415417519926654719003918412100
0000003338012414016018220731672728933951425900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1911
Owner: HuD
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1911
Owner: lehigh96
 
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